New airline Powdair will be operating direct flights from the UK and two European destinations to Sion airport for the first time this coming winter.
After a number of test flights were conducted in February this year, it transpired that there was a big enough demand to allow for regular flights from the UK, with over 80% capacity on flights from London.
Powdair, a new Irish-based airline with a focus on ski flights, set up and launched an online poll to see where potential UK customers would like them to fly from. The results of that poll were collated and 6 new direct UK flights have now been confirmed: Flights will start from 14th December 2017 from Edinburgh, Manchester, Southampton, Bristol, London Luton and London Southend to Sion. They will also be operating direct flights from Hamburg and Antwerp.
There will be 4 flights per week from Southampton, 3 flights per week from Bristol, 2 flights per week from London Southend, Edinburgh and Manchester.
Flying into Sion airport will greatly reduce the transfer time to Verbier from Geneva (45 minutes instead of ~2 hours) as well as Zermatt, Nendaz, Saas Fee and Crans Montana.
Tickets for the first Powdair flights should be going on sale in June 2017.